ROGER BRELAND CENTER for PERFORMING ARTS ENSEMBLES



The Roger Breland Center for Performing Arts offers over 20 ensembles in an array of choral, vocal, instrumental, and band setups. Placement in these ensembles is based on an audition process.
If you would like to book one of our ensembles for an event or church service, use our booking form below.

UNIVERSITY SINGERS

The Worship Choir and the A Capella Choir will join together periodically as the University Singers for large choral presentations with orchestra. The University Singers perform a wide range of music including choral classics, church anthems, broadway, pop, spirituals, gospel, and praise and worship.

Directors: Dr. Alan Miller &
Mr. Andrew Goodwin

VOICES OF MOBILE

VOICES of Mobile is a highly versatile, auditioned vocal ensemble consisting of 17 singers, While VOICES focuses on Contemporary Christian music, it also presents music of traditional genres. VOICES maintains a highly visible and consistent performing schedule. VOICES has performed in the White House, Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France, and toured extensively throughout the Southeastern United States and Abroad. A great emphasis is placed on the mission statement, “Honor Him with our Lives, Praise Him with our Voices.”

Director: Dr. Roger Breland,
Producer: Mr. Andrew Goodwin

RAMCORPS

RamCorps is an auditioned, elite 25-member instrumental ensemble employing trumpets, mellophones, trombones, baritone horn, contras, and a drum-line on to stages in schools and churches alike across the southeast. RamCorps combines high-impact brass and percussion performance of a variety of styles with choreographed movement.

Director: Mr. Kenn Hughes

IMPACT

IMPACT is a mixed vocal ensemble and a band that performs contemporary praise and worship music. IMPACT takes the most current sounds of the worship realm to church stages across America.

Director: Dr. Bowersox

ACT ONE

A group of Devoted Christian actors portraying Christ centered stories of redemption in an entertaining yet edifying way to further the kingdom of God.

Director: Rebeca Lake

SOUNDS OF MOBILE

The SOUNDS of Mobile is a highly energetic, 14 voice show choir performing a wide genre of music including, pop, Broadway, jazz, ’50s, disco and contemporary Christian. Vibrant stage presence, vocal quality and the ability to perform choreographed moves while singing are vital to the style and presentation of the group.

Producer: Mr. Greg Wiggins
Director: Shadoe Valentin

JAZZ BAND

The Jazz Band is a Big Band instrumental ensemble performing music with an emphasis on diverse stylistic approaches to jazz, blues, swing, rock, latin, funk and fusion music. Jazz improvisation is a main focus of development in the band.

Director: Mr. Kenn Hughes

CATCHING FOXES

Catching Foxes was named from Song of Solomon 2:15 “Catch the foxes for us, the little foxes that spoil the vineyards, for our vineyards are in blossom.” Catching Foxes is an acoustic worship band whose mission is to spark a desire for purity in Christ within the hearts of young girls and guys. The idea behind the name of the group is to challenge girls and guys in middle and high school to “Catch the Foxes” or in other words, “catch the sins that are creeping into your life and destroying who God is creating you to be.” This group travels across the southeast leading conferences while also leading worship in churches and schools.

Director: Dave Denton

 

SOFREE

Sofree is an auditioned ensemble consisting of ladies. This group performs a variety of music written, arranged, and directed by a graduate, These ladies share the stage in all Center for Performing Arts events and frequents churches across the state.

Director: Skylar Smith

EXIT 13

Exit 13 is a worship band comprising instrumentation of acoustic and electric guitar, bass, keys, drums and vocals. The band’s focus is to lead worship for youth events, churches, camps and civic events.

Director: Mr. Chris Springer

WELSH REVIVAL

Welsh Revival is a new celtic ensemble consisting of piano, flute, cello, 3 violins, a celtic dancer, and a bodhran. Welsh Revival has a unique and energetic sound with a special influence behind the name. Welsh Revival’s influences date back to over a century ago in Wales. Wales experienced the last National Religious Revival, a revival that brought in an extra 100,000 new converts according to the estimates of the time, and a movement that quickly spread to the four corners of the World. These 8 ladies travel across the Southeast, playing in churches and often performing alongside RamCorps.

Director: Mr. Steve Dunn

OPERA THEATRE

From tragedy to comedy and from Puccini to Gilbert & Sullivan, the Opera Theatre provides a quality experience for students to test the limits of their artistry. With faculty that has experience on opera stages around the world, the productions are certain to draw in a packed house for every show. Past performances include: Mozarts’s “Magic Flute,” Menotti’s “Amahl and the Night Visitors,” Gilbert & Sullivan’s “Pirates of Penzance,” Puccini’s “Gianni Schicchi” and more.

Director: Dr. Patrick Jacobs

PIANO ENSEMBLE

The Piano Ensemble presents concerts each year featuring students, faculty, and graduates performing classic, traditional and contemporary music on acoustic pianos. Emphasis is placed on proper technique, musicality, and stylistic influence within the ensemble.

Director: Mr. Christopher Lovely

SYMPHONIC WINDS

The University Symphonic Winds is a large concert band which performs classical, traditional and contemporary music in sacred and secular settings. This ensemble participates in and accompanies with the symphony Orchestra in all major productions and performances for the Center for Performing Arts.

Director: Mr. Steve Dunn

UNIVERSITY ORCHESTRA

The Symphony Orchestra is a wind, strings, brass, and percussion ensemble open to all students by audition. It is a combination of the Chamber Orchestra, Symphonic Winds, and members of RamCorps, plus professional guest musicians from the Mobile Symphony. The ensemble performs a variety of works from all style periods.

Directors: Dr. Alan Miller & Mr. Steve Dunn

CHORALE

With pieces spanning all periods of literature, the Concert Chorale is a great opportunity to fine-tune sight reading skills and vocal disciplines. The Concert Chorale performs in concerts and is featured in The Night of Classical Masters performing a different requiem each year.

Director: Dr. Alan Miller

GUITAR ENSEMBLE

The Guitar Ensemble is an acoustic and electric guitar ensemble performing classical, traditional and contemporary music setting. Emphasis is placed on technical excellence and musicality within the ensemble.

Director: Mr. Mark Habib

DELIVERANCE

A men’s gospel quintet presenting selections from past and present. Deliverance performs in a variety of settings and travel regionally.

Director: Dr. Josef McClellan